The lack of match practice ahead of the upcoming multi-format home series against “emerging supergiants” India will make the Australian women’s team “vulnerable,” according to head coach Matthew Mott.
The two sides are slated to play a full series, comprising three ODIs, as many T20Is, and a one-off Test, from September 19 to October 11 in Australia.
“(India) are an emerging supergiant in the game, they have a lot of great players and they will be tough opposition,” Mott was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Friday after signing a two-year extension that will see him remain with the side until after the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
“They are playing over in England at the moment and, if anything, we’ll be a bit vulnerable because we won’t have had a lot of cricket. So that’s at the forefront of our mind,” he added.
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